Steven R. Miller
September 27, 1946 ‒ October 12, 2021
Steven Raymond Miller (Doc Miller) passed away peacefully at UH Parma Medical Center, in Parma, Ohio, on October 12, 2021. He was born September 27, 1946, and just celebrated his 75th birthday, which made him one of the oldest people with Down Syndrome in America. He was the son of Fred Newman Miller and Dora Jane Ann (Cole) Miller.
He is survived by his brother, Howard (Ruby) Miller of Fredericktown, OH, and was preceded in death by his brother, Harold (Bonnie) Miller of Johnson City, TN, and his sisters: Helen Miller of Nashville, TN; Juanita (John) Fisher of Birmingham, AL; and Kathleen (Max) Schonauer of Fredericktown, OH. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He taught us all so much about the developmentally disabled, and he was very much loved.
Steve enjoyed growing up on the farm near Waterford, Ohio. Then upon his father and mother’s deaths he lived with his sister, Kathleen, and brother-in-law Max Schonauer on the farm outside of Fredericktown. When they were no longer able to care for him, nephew Jim (Jackie) Schonauer cared for him in their home. Stevie loved Jesus, family gatherings, and John Wayne.
Thank you to the staff of REM Group Home, in Loudonville, OH, they became his home away from home.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Steven Raymond Miller.
2 Corinthians 12:9 “But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.”
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